By now, most people have used some form of ridesharing service, whether for a ride or for food delivery. You should never have to worry about getting injured due to an impact with a ridesharing vehicle. However, whether you are a passenger or another party, you may end up needing a Lindenwold Lyft accident attorney.
At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., our team will investigate what happened so we can secure the compensation you need for all of your crash-related expenses. If another person has caused you harm, we are here to ensure you are treated fairly.
A Convenient Ride
Calling a Lyft ride is easy. Open an app on your phone, press a few buttons, and wait. It is just about that easy to become a Lyft driver. As long as someone has a fairly clean driving record and a vehicle that passes an initial inspection, they can be on the road picking up passengers.
We bring that to your attention to highlight that Lyft drivers are just like anyone else. Regular drivers with no particular driver training. We know that there were more than 270,000 vehicle crashes during the latest reporting year in the state. Out of those, there were over 61,000 injuries and 624 fatalities.
- Lyft drivers are just as likely to get into an accident as anyone else on the roadway.
Who can be affected in a Lyft vehicle crash?
- The Lyft passenger
- The Lyft driver
- Passengers and drivers in other vehicles
- Third-party pedestrians and bicyclists
Okay, but all of these people should be covered by Lyft’s insurance, right?
Not necessarily. While Lyft does have a $1 million insurance policy in place, it only kicks in under certain circumstances. If a Lyft driver has passengers or is online on the Lyft app on the way to get a passenger, then the full coverage is in place.
However, if a Lyft driver is only online and is waiting for a fare, the driver’s personal insurance is the primary one responsible for a crash. Lyft will only pick up the tab of what the personal insurance will not cover or if a claim is denied.
- This will lead to plenty of back and forth between insurance companies.
Do you have the time to wait while insurance companies figure out if they should cover your expenses?
What We Will Do For You
Lyft is a major company that has yet to really address the safety of passengers and others who could be hurt in a vehicle crash involving one of their cars. Sure, they have an insurance policy, but does that mean it will be easy to get the coverage you need?
At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we are here to ensure that you are treated fairly throughout this process. We want to make sure are compensated for:
- All of your medical expenses
- Lost income if you cannot work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Possible punitive damages against a negligent party